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 on: March 22, 2015, 02:24:30 AM 
Started by stopwow673 - Last post by Moogmodule
I think Vol 1 is essential. Well over half the songs were ones that the Beatles didn't record. There were some great performances. In vol 2 you're largely getting performances of stuff they did on singles, EPs and albums. It's fine if that's what you want but I didn't find it nearly as interesting as Vol 1.

 on: March 22, 2015, 01:47:51 AM 
Started by stopwow673 - Last post by stopwow673
Do you have the first volume?

Yes, I have the first volume and I like it. Is Volume 2 just as good?

 on: March 22, 2015, 01:11:18 AM 
Started by stopwow673 - Last post by In My Life
I just ordered this one online from an auction site. How is it?

Do you have the first volume?

 on: March 21, 2015, 11:23:26 PM 
Started by stopwow673 - Last post by stopwow673
I just ordered this one online from an auction site. How is it? I thought $15 with free shipping was a good deal for this double CD set.

 on: March 21, 2015, 11:13:02 PM 
Started by The End - Last post by Hello Goodbye

Hank Marvin / Apache / Countdown Concert /


And Hank Marvin's appearance in Paul's Coming Up video...

Paul McCartney - Coming Up-HQ (The video's owner prevents external embedding)


 on: March 21, 2015, 11:01:02 PM 
Started by oldbrownshoe - Last post by Moogmodule
I've got a lot of respect for their early stuff. And I agree it's got a great energy to it that diminished into subtler skills with the middle years. Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standung There, There's a Place, She Loves You, I want to Hold your Hand, It Won't Be Long etc were thrilling tunes and showed them beginning to put interesting twists in their songs.

But overall I just don't listen to them as much as the later stuff. I think they were at their best when they were still a real band working hard on getting just the right arrangement rather than the collective of soloists from the White Album on. Although Abbey Road I love because for one last time they seemed to put all the care and effort into arrangements that characterised the best of their middle period.

These are only relative views. I like all the Beatle albums in some way. But in choosing my best of the best, it seems my preferences become clear.

 on: March 21, 2015, 10:51:32 PM 
Started by oldbrownshoe - Last post by Mr Mustard
I found my old list and I refuse to put myself through the agony of revising it (for now at least). It's in chronological order - I'd find it impossible to rank the ten songs in order of preference.

Please Please Me
Every Little Thing
I Feel Fine
You're Going To Lose That Girl
Nowhere Man
If I Needed Someone
Eleanor Rigby
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
A Day In The Life
Here Comes The Sun

Middle period clearly dominates for me then, but in contrast to Kevin I find the sheer energy of those early tunes more exhilarating, joyous and magnetic than the later material, for all its cleverness. More often than not I would listen to "She Loves You" in preference to anything off the White Album for example. It's all great of course, but in relative terms by '69 I can only really get enthusiastic over George's stuff.

It interests me how a "personal" list differs from a "definitive" one. Much as I adore them, by no stretch of circumstances could I honestly present "Every Little Thing" or "If I Needed Someone" as worthy of a career defining top ten. Yet "Yesterday", possibly "Love Me Do" and arguably "All You Need Is Love" or "Hey Jude" would be embarrassing to omit from such a key collection, even though they wouldn't get close to my personal selection.

 on: March 21, 2015, 10:46:09 PM 
Started by The End - Last post by Hello Goodbye
Apache, through the years...

THE SHADOWS - Apache (1969)




THE SHADOWS - Apache. Live In Concert. The Final Tour 2003. (HD).


 on: March 21, 2015, 07:06:38 PM 
Started by The End - Last post by Brynjar
Incredible Bongo Band - Apache *Classic Break*

 on: March 21, 2015, 02:05:47 PM 
Started by oldbrownshoe - Last post by blmeanie
Kevin, I get your comment on pre-65 but for me it has gone around full circle and I included She Loves You, which I am guessing won't be on too many lists here but let me explain.

I heard it on my iPod shuffle yesterday.  Don't hear it very often but it invoked memories and love of the early stuff when I heard it.  As far as the song itself, to me it was the exclamation point on announcing their arrival.  I think many songs probably do it for different people (I want to hold your hand comes to mind) but from where music was and how She Loves You and the energy behind it and how they performed it makes it on the list for me.  Had to be life changing (I wasn't born yet) for many despite the simple boy/girl theme.  I like stories or journeys in songs, simpler themes pounded by chorus after repeated chorus have their place but usually I like the journey and layers which I think you are saying.

Sorry for the ramble .

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